MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

iPad Apps with Hardware and Eurorack Synthesizers Livestream Tutorial

Published on Apr 28, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"Join us live on Tuesday 4/28/20 at 6PM PST as we go over some iPad iOS music apps that we think are fun and useful tools and how you can connect them to your hardware and eurorack synthesizer setup. We will be talking about sequencing iOS synths with hardware, using touch interface sequencers to control your hardware and even how to use the iPad as a digital mixer and effects unit with AUM and AUv3 plugins. In addition to talking about apps we will go over some of the hardware interfaces and controllers that are compatible with iPads to get them connected to your other gear.

Eurorack and other music gear available on our site:"

DreddSteppa Demo Part 10 - Novation Circuit Pack by LDM Design

Published on Apr 28, 2020 Isotonik Studios

"And so we conclude the demos of the DreddSteppa pack for the Novation Circuit by LDM Design....

64 Patches
64 Samples
24 Sessions

Inspired by bass legends such as Chameleon, Dillinja, Krust, John B, Genotype, Mala, Pinch, Joker, Benga, Skream, Digital Mystikz, Shackleton and Appleblim.


Alesis Andromeda A6 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Alesis Andromeda A6 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer. Condition is Used. Original owner, purchased in December of 2002. The unit has been serviced twice with the most recent service in April 2020. All voice chips are properly functioning (see last photo) and synth is in MINT condition."

Oberheim OB-8 SN C34111 w/ Anvil Case

via this auction

"The Oberheim OB-8 was the final model in Oberheims legendary OB line and like its predecessors, it featured the same large 8 voice analog polyphonic sound. Expanding on the prior OB models, the OB-8 featured an 8 note apeggiator, switchable filter modes between 12dB & 24B, and a second layer of programming known as "Page 2" featuring an entire second set of expanded parameter controls. Like the OB-XA, the OB-8 featured 120 slots for patch memory, a comprehensive lfo and modulation section, and 61-key keyboard with Oberheim's unique modulation bender section for performance"

ASM Hydrasynth - Tetris Song & Download Demo

Published on Apr 28, 2020 js-sound

"All sounds taken from the synthesizer ASM Hydrasynth except the drums.

You can download this track here. YouTube often spoils the sound."

Jam w/ Zen Delay, Korg NTS-1, Abyss, Minitaur, and Empress, Strymon, Meris pedals

Published on Apr 28, 2020 Jay Hosking

"A live, semi-improvised performance, all on hardware, and inspired by the pleasures of tape. Most of the sounds here have tape-like effects applied to them, and for much of the song, I'm "playing" the tape on the Zen Delay by Erica Synths (with Ninja Tune collaborating). The Zen Delay is a real joy to perform with.

I'm also nicely surprised by the Korg NTS-1. It was a fun project to build, and while it's only a single-oscillator synth, you can get a variety of sound out of it (including a sub oscillator), and it has a ton of good options like filter sweep, and also a great collection of effects. Quite a lot of bang for your buck!

Novation Launchpad Pro MkIII — Sequencing, mutes, scenes
Korg NTS-1 + Empress Effects Zoia — Melody
Dreadbox Abyss + Empress Effects Reverb + Strymon Ola + Meris Ottobit Jr. — Pad
Moog Minitaur + Meris Polymoon — Bass
Roland SH-01a + Strymon Deco + Erica Synths (with Ninja Tune) Zen Delay — Melody 2 and arp and delay weirdness

Written and performed within a 24-hour period, and uploaded as is, with only a little compression/limiting on the master."

Sequential Synth Tips with Nicholas Semrad

Published on Apr 28, 2020 Sequential

"Welcome to 'Sequential Synth Tips,' where some of our favorite artists share their tips, tricks, and
techniques on a Sequential synth. In this eepisode, we feature keyboardist extraordinaire Nicholas Semrad (Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles, Knower, Donny McCaslin, Mark Guiliana’s
Beat Music) on the Rev2."

First ambient improvisation with the Sequential Pro 3

Published on Apr 28, 2020 State Azure

"A improvised track with the Sequential Pro 3, using some custom made presets and some of factory ones. Sorry about the distorting/clipping bass mid-way through. My first impression playing with the Pro 3 it just how analog and warm and characterful it is, even compared to other modern analog synths, so I figured doing something Jarre-esque would be fun to try. Everything playing is from the Pro 3, with the backing track improvised into the Ditto X4 looper before recording.

All FX (phaser, chorus, delays etc) are from the Pro 3, except some Valhalla Shimmer added to the lead parts.

Recorded direct to DAW."

Stay home | Synth Jam | Thomann

Published on Apr 24, 2020 Thomann Synthesizers

"Clubs are closed, concerts got cancelled. Have you been able to perform lately? Jason turned his garden into a jam area. Check out what Boris Johnson has to do with it...

Interesting bits and pieces:
0:00: introduction
0:26: jam
11:24: setup
13.26: outro"

birdkids offGrid is Funded

birdkids offGrid Kickstarter campaign (previously posted here) is funded!

Note you can still back the project if you want to pick one up at a discount.

See the Kickstarter campaign for demos and details.

Plaits Synthesis Models Series #9 - Granular Cloud

Published on Apr 28, 2020 Omri Cohen

"If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining my crew on Patreon -"

How to use an Intel PC stick as a standalone VST host / VST player / synthesizer

Published on Apr 28, 2020 Floyd Steinberg

"How to use an Intel PC stick as a standalone VST host / VST player /synthesizer. Table of contents below! Intel PC sticks are USB-stick-sized X86 PCs running Windows Home Edition. In this video, I'm installing a DAW and some popular VST plugins on one of them, seeing if there's enough performance to create a track with multiple virtual instruments. Also: using this as a monitor-less device booting your favourite software synth or plugin, playable with an external MIDI controller.

Table of contents:

00:00 Demo 1 (TAL Noizemaker)
01:27 Introduction
02:57 Hardware overview - what you need
03:39 Update the WLAN driver
03:58 creating a track in Reaper w/ Audio Modeling Clarinet, SYNTH1, TR-910, DEXED and Valhalla Shimmer
05:22 recording a synth pad...
06:00 drum track (TR-910)
06:45 E-Piano (DEXED)
07:58 Modeling Clarinet & finished track
09:00 VST host standalone setup (TAL Noizemaker)
09:38 Clarinet standalone setup with Bluetooth speaker
10:10 conclusion"

Synths on the Patio (TX Wiggles 60)

Published on Apr 28, 2020 poorness studios

"I decided to do some wiggling outside for a change. I took a small setup on to the patio and came up with this little jam. I used the Polivoks Mini Modular, the Volca Beat Machine, and the Korg SQ-1. It ended up sounding pretty cool."

poorness studios TX Wiggles

Marienberg VC Multimode Filter - Audio Demo (no talking) #TTNM

Published on Apr 28, 2020 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"The Marienberg Devices VCF A is a 5U modular synth precision filter. Here's a no-talking sound demo :)

/// TIMECODES: ///
0:10 Low Pass Filter Sweeps
0:27 Resonance Sweeps
1:01 Cutoff Envelope Modulation (Static Wave)
1:35 Cutoff Envelope Modulation (Melody)
2:07 Band Pass Filter Sweeps
2:53 High Pass Filter Sweeps
3:28 Notch Filter Sweeps
3:52 Notch Structure
4:19 Notch Structure LFO Modulation (Static Wave)
4:49 Notch Structure & Cutoff Modulation (Melody)
5:28 Filter Pinging
6:39 Self-Oscillation
7:31 Analog FM Synthesis
8:05 1V/Oct Tracking Analysis
8:55 Sawtooth Wave Filtering & Goodbye

Marienberg Devices Germany make high-end analog synthesizer modules and this filter really demonstrates this. Take the resonance knob for example, which is tuned in a way that turning it feels smooth in regards to the changing audio we hear. No dead spots or overly sensitive regions at the end of the scale. The filter also functions as a precise 1V/Oct sine wave VCO, offering a stable amplitude and incredibly quick settling time after pitch changes. So you won't hear glide effects between pitch CV jumps. This is important not just for musical playing of the filter, but also for analog FM synthesis, for which this module is great as well."


Synth Jam |Episode5| "Mountain View"

Published on Apr 28, 2020 LFOstore

"#accessvirus #dsievolver #xstation #eventidespace #eventidetimefactor

Imagine, you are on the top of mountain & wherever your eyes on - beauity & deepness.

Plucked melody is going from Novation X-Station through Eventide Space custom reverb preset with freeze function.

Pad is going from Virus TI Snow and playing from X-Station

Sequence from Evolver is going through Eventide Timefactor Filter Delay Algorhytm.

You can buy the sounds used in jam:"

Sherman Sherman Filterbank 2 COMPACT Edition

via this auction

"This is the latest and best version of the filterbank. It's very small and easy to work with among a lot of desktop based machines. It's great to have all the I/O jacks facing up so you can really put this anywhere. The built in midi splitter is also amazing.

Copy pasta:
The Sherman Filterbank 2 Compact is a powerful analog filtering/distortion unit that features all the components that made its predecessor a classic, albeit in a more compact design. This makes the Compact FB 2 ideal for touring and traveling. Like its predecessor, the Compact FB 2 features independent low-pass, high-pass, and bandpass filters with dedicated ADSR and frequency controls, resonance, FM, and even a ring modulator input! If all that wasn’t enough, there’s a six-octave switch, noise generator, and a VCA overdrive with dedicated AR generator."

Modular Synthesizer Pillow Crazy Africa

via this auction

For your synthesizer dreams...

"Modular Synthesizer Pillow Crazy Africa - is an exclusive craft pillow

Fully handmade and soft!

Size 16*12 inch, 44*30 cm

It is made of cotton and cashmere, felt appliqu├ęs, voluminous details are felted of wool, leather laces are used, and the filler is hollofiber.

Great gift for any musician or DJ.

Machine washable on delicate mode or by hand.

Craft Pillows by Crazy Pillows"

The Omen - Ultimate Black & Gold EuroSystem

via this auction

"Excellent condition, a piece of art composed by rare, discontinued and other great modules, all mounted on a reliable 12U powered wood case. Set up with 8 channel outputs going into a patchbay (included) and a Focusrite Platinum Octopre pre-amp (included with full price purchase), but you could use your favorite audio mixer or multi-channel interface.

Listing will be ended this Friday, May 1st. Get it before I place it in storage!

The list:
-Strymon Magneto
-Erica Pico DSP (x2).
-S3nor DR. UMMod.
-MFB SEQ-01.
-Folktek Matter (Original Patina faceplate).
-Folktek Alter 1.
-Folktek Alter 2.
-uBraids by Magpie Modular.
-Meng Qi Music Karp.
-Meng Qi Music DU-KRPLS.
-Meng Qi Music DPLG (x2).
-Arcus Audio Mult (x2).
-S3nor S.S.SEQ.
-S3nor TKB.
-Make Noise 0-Coast w/Eurorack Power Adapter.
-Bizarre Jezebel Chloe (Tube Original Version).
-Doboz XIIO.
-Konstant Lab PWR.
-Folktek Touch Original Copper (x2).
-Silvas 12U/104hp Powered Wood Case with 3-prong power cable, and solid rubber feet.
-Patching cables, mostly 1/8, some stackables, some Dupont. Also including (8) 1/4 to 1/8 cables.
-Behringer UltraPatch Pro PX3000 Patchbay.
-Focusrite Platinum Octopre pre-amp (included with full price purchase)."

Unique Buchlaish-VCS3ish-Sergeish-Moogish NEuroRack System

Published on Feb 29, 2020 Stephano Gavilanes

via this auction

"Excellent condition. Unique system, features an exact replica Wood Powered Case of the legendary EMS VCS3 "Putney" synth, adapted for eurorack. It incorporates brainwaves/EEG signals as source of modulation (the Neuro portion of it), via module plus headset.

Why settle for an original Putney, or a clone, when you can go far and beyond the too well known sounds of it. See Video Demo using just one patching idea!

The List:
-Pittsburgh Modular - LPG
-2hp - Delay
-DSO 112 - Digital Oscilloscope
-Moog - DFAM MoogFest 2017 Engineering Workshop Edition #4 w/knobs upgrade.
-Intellijel - USB Power (x2)
-Intellijel - Line In
-Intellijel - Digitank (x2)
-Intellijel - Quadratt
-Intellijel - Headphones
-Soundmachines - BI1 Brainterface
-Toppobrillo - Dual Function Generator (Buchla Inspired).
-Thomas White - Quad Resonant Lopass Gate (Don Buchla Inspired). First design!
-Lyra8 - FX
-Shakmat Modular - Time Wizard
-Flame FX6
-Pulp Logic - Express Pedal
-Pulp Logic - DC (x2)
-Pulp Logic - Invert
-Pulp Logic - XOR
-Pulp Logic - Slew
-Pulp Logic - Att-Vert
-Pulp Logic - Cyclic Skew
-Pulp Logic - NSL-32
-Pulp Logic - Mix-A
-Pulp Logic Mix-B
-Hexinverter - Jupiter Storm (Extra module).
-SSSR Labs Kotelnikov (replaced Jupiter Storm).
-Toppobrillo - Triple Wave Folder w/knobs upgrade.
-Endorphin.ES - Furthrrr Generator (Buchla inspired faceplate and knobs).
-Epoch Modular - Rob Hordijk's Benjolin w/Buchla knobs upgrade.
-Synovatron - CVGT1
-Horstronic - Joystick w/knobs upgrade.
-Arc "Serge" - TKB
-EMS VCS3 "The Putney" exact Powered Wood Case Replica adapted for Eurorack (14U/84hp). Comes with power adapter.
-NeuroSky MindWave Mobile Headset V.1 (will include a newer unit for you to configure it with brainterface module).
-Lamp - USB (2 dimming levels).
-Patching cables, some stackables."

Vintage Korg 770 Analogue Mono Synth

via this auction

Roland Alpha Juno 1 with Dtronics DT300 Programmer

via this auction

Syncussion SY-1

via this auction

"This is a Syncussion SY-1, built from the zthee kit by Patch Point in Germany."

zthee is The Human Comparitor. See this post for some details on the SY-1 clone.

Messing Around With The 2400..

Published on Apr 28, 2020 Isla Instruments

"Just messing around with the firmware going through some stuff, this is not an update per se."

Isolation Choir Library for M-Tron Pro

Published on Apr 28, 2020 GForce Software

"On April 1st 2020 we reached our 20th Birthday. But, given what's going on in the world, it seemed disingenuous to celebrate, so instead, we looked at how we could give something back to those who've supported us over the last 20 years.

During Sonic Talk 613, ace singer/songwriter Jamie Lidell made mention of his 'Isolation Loops' pack, as a way of 'giving something back' and this sparked an idea to do something similar. So we contacted Jamie, plus various other friends and M-Tron Pro users, asking them to provide 35 notes (the Tron key range) with each note lasting up to 8 seconds (the Tron tape length). Those who could, very kindly obliged, utilising everything from an empty sound stage, to a smart phone. Recordings were then chopped, edited and, in few cases, pitch shifted to meet the 35 note criteria.

At the time of recording, like most others, the contributors are self-isolating and we think their individual circumstances have translated into performances both wonderful and poignant. Also, because Covid-19 affects the lungs, this project felt like an act of defiance and unity in the face of something dark and ugly.

These contributors include: Alex Ball, Angie Pollock, Anna Kumble, Duncan Parsons, Jamie Lidell, Les Pressure, Maddie Jones, Matt Berry, Mike Rose, Nate Williams, Neil Rough, Putte, Dave Spiers and others. It also includes a modicum of remastered M-Tron Pro and ChamberTron choral tape banks, plus a few previously unreleased gems.

Bringing it to fruition has been an incredibly moving experience. But we're happy to make the Isolation Choir available FREE to registered users of M-Tron Pro.

Stay Safe - Stay Creative - and THANK YOU for your support."


Published on Apr 28, 2020 ELTA music

"SOLAR 50 the unique instrument is designed for creating atmospheric sounds, microtonal music, background music, super polyphonic electro symphonies, as well as for making movie soundtrack. Inspired by early electronic musical developments of the last century, particularly Leo Theremin's instrument called “Harmonium” and other weird synths like a ANS. This is performance oriented analogue electronic music instrument! Variations of sounds that you can create with «SOLAR 50» are really huge."

See this post for additional details.

Mother-32 | Firmware v2.0 | New Sequencer Directions

Published on Apr 28, 2020 Moog Music Inc

"This video breaks down some of the dynamic new sequencer & clocking features included in Moog’s first major Mother-32 firmware update.

Mother-32 Firmware v2.0 introduces multiple sequencer directions, improved and expanded clocking options, CV-addressed sequencer control, selectable swing intervals, and new pattern change behaviors. The update also includes enhancements such as the ability to ignore MIDI clock or start/stop messages, improved LED visual feedback, options to auto-save and write-protect patterns, as well as selectable analog clock input and output resolutions."

Arturia Keystep Pro Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Apr 27, 2020 Bonedo Synthesizers

Check out the dealer banners on the right for availability and deals on Arturia's new Keystep Pro.

Oolluu - Awesome Soundwave / Beatport Live

Published on Apr 28, 2020 Ehsan Gelsi

"Featuring - Ben Crook & Nord Drum 3p, Moog System 55, Novation Peak, Elektron Digitakt & Digitone" &

Up Late, Working on my Chop | itijik Pro Club 0420

Published on Apr 27, 2020 itijik

"Let’s see where this goes...I’m back at it for this month’s Chop Shop.


Touellskouarn's Superbooth20 Home Edition : Matthias Puech. Full Version

Published on Apr 27, 2020 TouellSkouarn

"Matthias is the creator of the 4MS Tapographic Delay, 4MS Ensemble Oscillator and the Parasite Firmwares for Mutable Instruments. He's using the Touellskouarn Skorn da Bask (Drone generator)."

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